The Little Epicurean

Oct 22 2014

Brown Butter Apple Cider Donuts with Cider Glaze

Brown Butter Apple Cider Donuts

I’ve hidden my running shoes long enough.  It’s time I lace them back up and start training for my next half marathon.  Not only does that mean waking up at the crack of dawn to log my miles, but sadly, it means cutting back on my beloved donuts.

If I can’t have fried donuts, you bet I’m eating baked donuts!  Brown butter apple cider baked donuts with cider glaze, to be exact.

Oak Glen Cider Donuts

Every fall, I try to visit Oak Glen to go apple picking.  Before I leave the orchards I stock up on fresh cider and stuff my face with mini cider donuts.

Snow-Line Orchards makes my favorite cider donuts.  They have this nifty machine that pumps out the freshly made treats.  Too bad that I don’t have one of those fancy machines.  Because if I did, man oh man, I would eat donuts every single day.

Oct 20 2014

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake with Caramel Popcorn

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake with caramel popcorn | the little epicurean

What do you do when you’ve made too much caramel popcorn?  You put it on top of a cake! Cakes are soft and mushy and deserve a little crunch. Not that I ever need a reason to make cake, but on this particular instance, I was really craving chocolate.  Since embarking on my apple recipe

Oct 16 2014

Apple Cider Hot Toddy

Apple Cider Hot Toddy

Sometimes the week goes by terribly, unbelievably slow and Friday can’t come soon enough.  And then there are other days that zoom by without any warning and next thing you know, wham, bam!  I’m getting emails about Thanksgiving.  What the heck?  I haven’t planned out what I’m doing for Halloween… For days when everything is happening

Oct 15 2014

Caramel Nut Popcorn Crunch


I made a huge batch of this caramel nut popcorn crunch in preparation for all the baseball games I’d be watching in October.  I had enough popcorn to last me until the Dodgers made it to the World Series.  Unfortunately I was too optimistic.  The Dodgers lost last week to the Cardinals.  (Sigh.) It’s just

Oct 13 2014

French Onion Pizza

French Onion Pizza | the little epicurean

The key to delicious French onion soup is the slow process at which the onions are caramelized and cooked.  Instead of making one of my favorite soups, I’ve decided to turn it into mini pizzas!  You may ask, why don’t you just make French onion soup?  First of all, I don’t have the strength to

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